Learn Portrait Drawing with Artist Kelly Foss

Kelly Foss Portrait Drawing Course

Image: Progress shots from Kelly’s example drawing, DNY workshop. Graphite & charcoal on paper.

During this 3-Session Portrait Drawing Class students will learn how to more easily draw from life (1 pose for all sessions) with artist Kelly Foss, Grand Central Atelier graduate.

July 15th) Session 1: Students will learn how to set up the model and space to their advantage. Using vine charcoal and graphite pencils, they will draw the larger portions of our subject, working from the outside in. With the help of observing darks and lights, they will subdivide the masses and place the features.

July 22nd) Session 2: Using straight lines to capture curves, students will learn the advantages of drawing in this way, and how it helps in achieving more realism. They will focus on finding the skull structure on the model and drawing. Also, they will learn tips of “triangulation”/point to point drawing.

July 29th) Session 3: Time to get into the nitty-gritty! How do you draw hair? Noses? An ear? Students will go more into depth with these often-thought-tricky subjects. They will learn how to finish well, to take home a piece you’re proud of.

Materials: Paper (preferably Strathmore series 400 drawing paper, sizes 11” x 14” or up) http://amzn.to/2FyVftX, Vine charcoal http://amzn.to/2Hhj0E3, HB Graphite pencil, pencil sharpener, kneaded eraser http://amzn.to/2oXzdae.

Extra materials that aren’t necessary but are nice: Tombow Mono Zero Refillable Eraser (round) http://amzn.to/2FCfp6m , and General’s Factis Mechanical Eraser http://amzn.to/2D5VxmR .

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Drawing New York AdministratorKeymaster
Drawing New York
This vibrant group of over 7000 members helps people make “real and tangible progress” with their work whether they are absolute beginners, intermediate sketchers or professional artists.
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